Margot is available for school, library and community group visits, literary festivals, conferences, creative writing workshops, author panels, signings and podcasts. She is based in Adelaide, but willing to travel for select events and has a valid police check.
She is happy to run workshops and classroom discussions, present at assemblies, perform readings, chair panels, etc. and can present on a range of topics including:
- Her YA novel Neverland and its key themes and elements:
- How yearning for a romanticised version of the past in times of upheaval and change can prevent us from moving forward
- Memory and illusion
- Unreliable narrators and ‘unlikable’ female protagonists
- The importance for young women to take charge of their stories
- Representations of mental health issues in YA
- Intertextuality in Neverland: Peter Pan, The Odyssey and The Great Gatsby
- Pathways to publication
- More than just manuscripts: What does it mean to be an author in the 21st century?
- Choosing a ‘risky’ profession (things I wish I could tell my teenage self)
- Creative writing craft (including writing for a YA readership)
- Essay, review and persuasive writing
- The #LoveOzYA movement and the importance of embracing our national youth literature
Margot holds a creative writing PhD and has taught English and creative writing topics at university. She has also worked in secondary schools as a tutor and drama department assistant and is happy to visit co-ed, single-sex, public and private secondary schools.
For more information or to make a booking, contact Margot.